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Trouble and strife can cover this world like the dark of night…

Trouble and strife can cover this world like the dark of night, or like smoke from a suspicious fire, and when that happens…all good, true and decent people know that it’s time to volunteer.

—Lemony Snicket

Why, tis no matter, man; if they did hear, they would not mark me.

Why, tis no matter, man; if they did hear,
They would not mark me, or if they did mark,
They would not pity me, yet plead I must;
And bootless unto them [—]
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The Night they drove old Dixie down.

Bit of detail obsession as I work up the nerve to tackle another impractical and completely unfilmable period piece. Don’t judge my choices.

Craig Swain’s blog series tracking Stoneman’s Raid has been super helpful parsing out dates and movements, not to mention being a great read besides. Wish Google Maps had the ability to draw the more specific paths to capture troop movements, splitting forces, merges and such, but this should get the timing down close enough for my purposes.

These three things should be learned…

“Although an ass is tired, he continues to carry his burden; he is unmindful of cold and heat; and he is always contented; these three things should be learned from the ass.” — Chanakya

Fallaciloquent Belters

Casablanca in Space is my thing now. Long live the Trilby.

 

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Everything is fine.

fine

The world is fine, Panama is dandy, the Great White Chief is going to rise from the dead and bust up Mossack Fonseca.